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. our susan candiotti joins us with the latest on the investigation. >> and of course the question is, why an attack on this 34-year-old diplomat who had been in the country for about eight years now working at the nicaraguan mission. cesar mercado. and police found not one but two knives. and they weren't found next to his body. they were found in the bathroom of the small studio apartment where the diplomat lived. cesar mercado, apparently one of the knives were a steak knife according to new york police commissioner paul brown. and he says it was found near the bathroom sink and the sink was filled with blood, unfortunately. and the second knife was a smaller paring knife and that was found inside the sink. so why the positioning of the knives? so many questions to be answered here. his body was found just inside the front door. and when the driver came, the door was unlocked. he opened it up, looked inside, saw the body, and immediately called the police. so they have a lot to try to figure out. his throat, indeed, was cut. and they also said that he was stabbed in the stomach. so
, this is the weekend to do it. jessie ventura will be in town encouraging you to read. thank you for joining us. we'll check in with jamie in a bit. first the weather. >> good morning we're closing out the week with summer-like weather. we had temperatures at 89. thick fog and it has been cutting visibility down to a quarter mile. it will clear out between # and 10 a.m. we have delays. 90 minute delay. and you are at a 2 hour delay. that does not diminish the fog that we have fog on this side of the bay. 70. 95 and 97. they were interstates dealing with slow travel because of the fog. we go up 795. this is 70s now. and visibility and that one light there on the entrance. it is down to a quarter mile. by this arch sunny and guaranteed high of 93. the record is 95. let's check on the roads and get the latest. >> people are hanging to make it through the fog without a problem. and and a minor. we look around the area and and down to the exit. and it is going to take you 10 minutes as you head to the toll plaza. here on 695 on the west side. as you head to i-70. no problems around 695. megan, back to y
not have any power. it seems like one of the least powerful people in the united states. >> he mostly used humor to make his political point. >> i do not want a tomato picked by a mexican. i won it picked by an american, then sliced by a guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spot where a chilean gives me a brazilian. >> besides brazilian waxes, there were also talks of serious issues such as being susceptible to heat stroke. nancy pelosi defended the testimony and he brought along plenty of television cameras to cover the issue and members of congress. reporting live on capitol hill, rebecca cooper, abc7 is. >> president obama is firing back is firing back after the iranian president said that 9/11 was an inside job. he said that the u.s. government orchestrated the attack. members of the european union walked out under protest. president obama called that rent and sensitive. >> it was a fool. -- it was hateful. doing it here in manhattan, just a little north of round zero, for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable. >> the former rham hostage met with the iranian president
is close and getting dirty. they are set to square off in november. as brian joins us the gloves have already come off. >> reporter: the political ads in the governor race are getting a bit more negative. the latest one against martin o'malley was bought and paid for. the republican party sees an opening here in maryland and hope to make the same statement it did in other traditionally democratic states like massachusetts and new jersey. o'malley's campaign is firing back. it is expected and to expect more as the election approaches and the race tightens. >> now you are advertising the reasons why people need to vote for you or against the other fellow. and it seems with great frequency we're having ads why you need to voteness the other fellow. >> reporter: smith says even though voters don't like these negative ads they do work. both parties have plenty at stake here in maryland. brian kuebler. >>> politics seem tame 50 years ago some day will mark the 50th anniversary of the first televised presidential debate. 70million people watched that debate. they say nixon won the debate. >>
pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegables -- vegetables. >> reporter: you might be thinking what does he know about illegal immigration and migrant farm something not that much. the reason he was invited to testify was because he volunteered to work as a migrant worker for one day and his celebrity status didn't hurt. >> and after working with them, picking beans and packing corn for hours on end side-by-side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say and i mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. it's really, really hard. >> reporter: there were a few half smiles and a couple of chuckles from the house members and some even appeared uncomfortable with his remarks. >> i would like to recommend that now that we have all of this attention, that you excuse yourself and that you let us get on with the three witnesses. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman and if she would like me to remove myself from the hearing room, i am happy to do so. >> reporter: he stayed and answered several questions af
. this is okay to spend this money. -o one reported it. said that everyone is used to this. >> did he care about his position or the people. >> a year later, director scott resigned. now the office has changed3 again. that custom glass desk is gone. and so is the zebra print rug. new director has moved in sooe ú%w pieces. buu this furniture, is already owned by the city. jeff abell, fox 45 news at 10:00. >> the city said that it found %-that no longer in that office. ú% have yet another wwste watch find out how much maryland may. be over paying for new office space. and the options the state could ú%ve used instead. coming up in 15 minutes right here, of course, on fox 44 news at 10:00. >> baltimore county police arrest a an that they say is responsible for wo sex crimes and they want to know if he committed more crimes.ú police say lamont garrison tried to rape a woman in her ownn3 apartment on franklin avenue in july. woman in her apartment on monika place in june. %-because he matched thest week. description victims had given police. >> the detectives came down and interviewed him, but
stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> john collins has the weather for us. >> you asked if we're in for a cooldown? we have to have a warmup first. >> is that to rule? >> it is the logical sequence of things. science 101. you saw the fog on the screen. queen anne county, 90-minute delay. pre-k has been canceled. look at the humidity. no wonder we have the fog. the air is saturated. the barometer is high. of wind.t east puff -- we have an east puff of wind. >> the fog is affecting the traffic. we have a cow in the road. this is in carroll county. something to watch out for their. -- there. there is to report of an accident there as well. otherwise, we're looking pretty good of the major roadways. nine minutes between the beltway to the for mechanic toll plaza. 895 looking at seven minutes there. this is a live look outside old court road. it's foggy out there so user low bream's. traffic moving by at the key bridge. we do have some fog warnings on the. bridges. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now back over to you. >> thank you. howard county family takes on
overflowed the banks. jeff dube lived in the area for 14 years and he says he's used to the weather and this is different. >> when it gets to a certain point, you worry. >> reporter: the less dents try drying out and another storm is moving in on saturday. alexis christoforous, cbs news. >>> and you didn't see it, but the national guard is helping some residents in the hard hit areas. >>> fault baltimore county is getting $5 million in federal funding. fema approved the money after cleaning up from storms. we got off to a foggy start this morning and for the most part, that's lifted. take a live look at the inner harbor. you can see, this is from sky eye chopper 13. you can see a low ceiling out there and everyone's concerned about what to expect for the weekend and bernadette woods is in the first warning weather senter. good afternoon, bernadette. good afternoon, don and everyone out there. before we get to the weekend, we'll look at the hazy sun and the bigger news is going to be hot. the potential record breakers as we head into this hour. it's 87 degrees in baltimore. we've jum
the lower great lakes to much of the midwest. we'll have this warmth with us throughout the afternoon, but some relief on he way coming into the midwest. there's a prng triggering showers in michigan, northern indiana, central illinois. that front will arriving, but for this afternoon, sunny and hot, the record 94 set on this date back in 1970 will likely tie it or exceed it. by midafternoon with a southwesterly breeze. a look at the release on the way for the weekend and changes with much-needed rain. detai are coming up. >> we'll see you soon. thank you, tom. jim ross has the latest on the traffic. >> good morning, eun. we have some serious accidents out there. we have another one inside the beltway. right now we're looking at the beltway at river road, this is the it inner loop. an accident along the left side. now, in we could, we could g over to the camera that's overlooking the roosevelt bridge, traffic was squeezing by to the right. that's been there for a t. expect to find significant delays inside the beltway on 66 heading toward the roosevelt bridge. you may want to try the
the heat, declined to comment today, one telling us he is still in shock and the people owning this home moved in about six months ago. >> this -- has their son's party two weeks ago, all the memories, everything is destroyed. >> reporter: the sight of the damage to their home is so upsetting that one family member had to be hospitalized. >> she's shocked. >> reporter: although everyone made it out alive, 19 fish, one frog, a dog and three cats perished. it's going to take some time to put these shattered lives back together again. the fire chief told us they never had any problem with water flow contrary to a report that they were having difficulties. the church groups and the red cross have been assisting the families who can't go home and that is going to total over $2 million, shawn. >> thank you, paul wagner. >>> two days after a fire kill a -- killed a mother and her young son, fairfax county investigators are still trying to find out that cause. the lady and her two sons all died in the fire on wednesday. anderson lowered her other children, including an 8-week daughter to the unc
know so far. mike, what can you tell us? >> good morning, pamela. well, the smell of smoke is still in the air after this massive fire in manassas. to give you an idea how much smoke and ash is still in the air. news chopper 7 captured dramatic pictures from this manassas subdivision. neighbors called 911 when they saw the smoke, and moments later they saw the house was engulfed in flames. firefighters from manassas and prince william county, they say high winds caused burning embers to jump from one house to the next. firefighters were able to knock down the houses, but after that, there was little left. and with such dry conditions, firefighters did remain on scene . every 15 or 20 minutes that they have gone through the different parts of these homes and knocked down hot spots and embers using their hose, the red cross and emergency management are assisting the displaced families. that's the latest from manassas. >> ok, mike. thank you. >>> investigators are still trying to determine what caused a fire that killed a mother and two of her children. 24-year-old alli anderson and he
'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. let's get a check on weather and traffic on this friday. >> there is some fog out there. ensing up.in 90 minutes delays at queens an anne county. the fog is beyond that. it goes west of the bay. the fog does not show up on the radar. the stormy weather is either ofth of us and inla line storms crossing the mississippi valley. that will bring us relief from the heat we expect today. hot and humid. but foggy this morning, at least in some areas. we will detail that in just a few minutes. let's check on traffic. >> the fog is out there. you cannot see it on our cameras. we have a few things to mention -- you can see it on the cameras. there are closures at charles street, a cathedral street in mount vernon because of the book festival. there is a car fire in the white marsh area on 95, but that does not look like to be affecting traffic. things are looking good on the topside of the beltway. use those low beams to get through that. this is the key bridge. very light volume. we do have some fog warnings on the area bridges. be a
the 1th woman executed in the -- became the 12th woman executed since the u.s. resumed the death penalty in 1976. >>> with critical elects just a few weeks away, leads are come to try to talk to businesses about their pledge to america.  four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. >>> the u.s. walks out during a speech by iran's president at the nation. mahmoud am din japped gad says most americans think the 9-11 tacks were carried out by the u.s. government. 3 # other delegations joined the american diplomats in walking out. there were also protestors outside the u.n. demonstrating against the iranian president. the iranian president hinted that his c
.n. the preside of iran infuriates the u.s. delegation with it's controversial comments about 9/11. this morning the one hiker who was free is here for an exclusive interview. >> lindsay lohan could be headed right back to jail "today," >> lindsay lohan could be headed right back to jail "today," friday, september 24, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and orange, -- gorge, everyone. >> residents in parts of minnesota bracing for another round of serious floods. >> another heavy downpour promptpromp prompted officials -- >>> also ahead, the latest on the actor who appeared in the popular movie "the 40-year-old virgin" has now been found guilty of atechlted murder. he stabbed his ex-girlfriend more than 20 times and she survived. she will speak out about her ordeal when she joins us live. >>> and we talk about a william who survived a difficult surgery in which doctors cut off the lower what are of her body to remove a tumor. >>> in the news this morning, hundreds of people have been forced from their homes because of flooding in parts of wisconsin and minnesota where both go
. the iranian president sparks a u.n. walk-out after blaming the u.s. for the 9/11 attacks. we'll talk with sarah shourd the american hiker locked up in iran more than a year about what life was like in prison. >>> and mom arrested as these two girls fight, you can hear the mother of one of them cheering on her daughter. >> get her, sarah! >> now, she faces charges of child abuse early this friday >> now, she faces charges of child abuse early this friday morning, september 24th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> the weekend is upon us, good friday morning to all of you. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> i'm harry smith. good morning. >> a busy new days around here so let's get to the dangerous flooding in wisconsin and minnesota where heavy rains left many areas covered in several feets of water and there's even more rain in the forecast today. poly wagner of our minneapolis station brings us up to date this morning from owatonna, minnesota. >> reporter: here in southern minnesota the intense early autumn rain triggered flooding that knocked out roads and flooded homes. the water kept rising
>>> good morning, happy friday, thanks for joining us here on good morning maryland at 9:00. so much to talk about today. jamie's on the go. he's live in harford county, we'll check with him in just a bit. to give you a sneak peek of what's ahead, we always have food on the brain. today, listen up, it's good. the great steakhouse escape. we'll look at all the sizzling steakhouses in the baltimore area. what kind of cuts are the best? since we're talking about food in "studio b", our studio next door, we have chefs from bic cooking up an asian treat for us. we'll learn about that cuisine and how to make something simple at home. >>> another thing that's kind of exciting, something we never do enough is looking to the skies and star gaze a little bit. we'll do that later on in the show with the folks from ccbc. >>> of course, it's friday, we always have a pet of the week. we want you to check out ronnie. he's an 8-week-old puppy, pitbull, extremely friendly, not a biter, from the maryland spca. katie flokay ry is here. now we want to move on to today's to hot topic. we're talking
out the weapons and the tactics used during a prison riot. >>> caught on camera, auto workers drinking beer and smoking what appears to be pot on their lunch break. it didn't happen just once. the exclusive investigation that's ignited a scandal. >>> we'll begin with that massive fire. thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm brian bolt near and i'm shawn yancy. the flames broke out in one house and spread through parts of that manassas neighborhood within a matter of minutes. fox 5's bob barnard is there tonight on the still dropping story. >> reporter: this fire still smoldering seven hours later. you can see fire crews putting water on some hotspots. in the middle the house that was there is gone. on either side two others destroyed. take a look at this thing from the air. sky fox above the raging infernos around 4:00, three homes up in flames, but the scores of firefighters called to the scene, it's a losing battle for them. later from the ground the 8300 block of tillett loop in manassas looks like something here exploded destroying those three homes, the heat damaging several others.
-together homes in the 8300 block of tillotts loop. kristin fisher is joining us with more. >> the fire is out but the families are feeling the affects of this massive fire. three homes were destroyed t. eight more damaged. and the families that were living inside are being housed by the red cross. started around 3:00 yesterday afternoon. that's this when the fire broke out. neighbors heard a loud bang and saw two houses engulfed in flames an then the flames spread to eight houses total. neighbors said it looked like dominoes falling. the flames were so powerful it carried embers 350-yards away. the plumes of smoke so thick and heavy that many driving to manassas after work thought that a plane had crashed nearby. >> i saw five plumes separate. and i thought, man i hope -- i know the airport is there and everything. we have great security here. >> reporter: incredibly no one was inside the homes when the fire broke out. a few people did go to the hospital for smoke inhalation. but for the most part everyone is fine. sadly several pets, cats and dogs were trapped inside one of the homes. all of
impression i had was he was very hospitable to us but it was very clear there was a difference in theology. there was a very clear difference between what we believed and the oppressive theology that the church is known for. >> pastor ted, do you -- has there been a -- do you think this pastor was particularly homophobic? >> well, the times i met him i didn't get that indication. but i do think it's important that churches be able to embrace the type of theology that they believe in and be able to communicate it with clarity. when a church embraces a certain theological slant, people join with that, that's why we have freedom of religion. >> pastor troy? >> anderson, with all due respect, i agree we have the right to believe what we believe but it is absolutely hypocritical if you're going to stand in any pulpit across this country and preach against homosexuality when you have homosexual tendencies. the gospel of jesus christ hinges on truth. i'm a preacher and a same-gender loving man and as a requirement i cannot preach the gospel of jesus christ and not walk in truth around my sexualit
at college. now her death is sparking some action. mary joins us now with the fallout on the murder of yeardley love. >> a college campus dedicates an entire day to improving campus safety and preventing violence. it's happening now at the university of virginia, five months after the death of yeardley love. >> reporter: yeardley love grew up in cockeysville and was weeks away from graduating when police say her ex-boyfriend, attacked and killed her inside her off-campus apartment. >> beautiful young woman who had everything going for herself. there's no reason she shouldn't be here. >> today's students, faculty and staff, participated in an event called day of dialogue. featured discussions, a resource fair and a public art project called lines of darkness and light that veiled the collins university historic rotunda with black fog. both love and huguely played well cross at uva. they said today, athletics has been a strong supporter of this movement. >> every coach who was not actually competing today or doing key recruiting is here. and in fact, as you looked around here, craig l
at where you live. a lot of green on the maps. that tells us that drivers are moving at speed. 95 northbound you are all clear. route 1 to the mixing bowl, all clear. 95 and bw parkway smooth sailing from 198 to powder mill. 270 southbound. we are stacking up a bit. starting to approach that 109 area making your way to germantown road. and finally wrap it up with dc 295, no problems from the beltway to the 11th street bridge. this is a live shot at eastern avenue. back to you. >>> right now we are following breaking news along the border of southeast washington in prince georges county. police are searching for carjacking suspects who fired their guns at police. there was a carjacking this morning in suitland, maryland. police chased the suspects in to the district and that's where they shot at the officers. no one was hurt. two are in custody right now but the manhunt is not over. we are keeping an eye on this for you and of course we will bring you any updates as we get them. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. the chesapeake gets right side
. >> it was like a domino effect and we were next on the line, but they saved us. >> reporter: her house was in direct line of firefighters powerful water blast. >> and my mom was actually in the house and she says she heard a loud noise. and so she gathered herself and my nieces and went outside and she said she couldn't see anything but black. >> reporter: behind the black, this house. >> my wife called me. she is outside and she walked into wal-mart. >> reporter: his wife arrived home from wal-mart just in time to see the flames and people evacuating. >> i was asleep and they woke me up and i came outside. >> reporter: no one was hurt. thankfully no one was inside the three houses destroyed. but a few people suffered smoke inhalation injuries in the area. just one much many concerns for a family who moved here only five months ago. >> last week my house -- saturday. >> reporter: the fire chief says the house didn't stand a chance given its proximity to the first house that caught on fire. >> the rate of flames spread in homes when they're this close is a concern to us. and we attempt
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into what caused it. now the latest on this. >> the use of this fire remains under investigation. while there's been lots of speculation about what caused it go we're still awaiting word from investigators about what caused the fire. meanwhile, what is known is that a lot of homes, a lot of lives have been disrupted by this. and there is an outpouring of support moral and otherwise for those lives were changed. across the street, vinyl siding and a cable box melted from the extreme heat. it started in about 3:00 p.m. thursday. smoke could be sen for miles. concern for flooding flames will will for block. >> they did move us a block up the road. we just live right up the street and debris was flying into our yard. >> reporter: there was a challenge for firefighters. the home were close together. >> access was somewhat limited. and our fire an rat us is rather large, trying to place that in a most advantageous situation. >> reporter: the fire was eventually put down. the aftermath proved too much for one homeowner. >> just to maybe -- terrible. >> when they were building them, i said thes
to you. >>> 6:30 now the president made extreme allegations yesterday at the u.s. so extreme that it caused the u.s. delegation to walk out. and we have more on how it will affect america's relationship with the country. >> reporter: the president's speech at the general assembly advocated peace in the middle east f an agreement is not reached palestinians will not know their own state. they will not know the certainty. >> and working toward piece with iran. he said the door is open should iran choose to walk through it. but it seemed more likely to close after the president took the floor. he said that americans were behind the september 11th terrorist attacks to help the economy and to save the regime of israel. but at that point the delegation got up and walked out, along with 27 others. the president found remarks offensive made so close to the site where the world trade centre once stood a thought the president mentioned in his own address. >> nine years ago the destruction of the world trade centre signaled a threat that respected no budapestry of dig knit -- boundary
away were affected. >> at one point, they did move us a block up the road. and we just live up the street and debris from here was flying into our yard. >> reporter: for some folk who live in the communicate, they fear with so many homes so close together, one neighbor's fate could quickly become that of a neighborhood. >> when they were building them, i said with these, they're just too cse together. i was afraid something like this might happen. >> reporter: some decided to pass on this community altogether. the houses were st too close for comfort. >> i really like the housing over here and i like the area. but my husband will me, he said no, angel, the houses is o close together. >> reporter: sprinklers that reinforce exterior fire wall were not present in these homes. they're not required here. >> these hous were built exactly according to co at the time that they were built. >> reporter: as for the monetary cost, first there was no life lost. several pets did perish in the fires, however. the three house that's were destroyed and the contents have been valueat about $600,
. that is a cool front that will be moving eastward. we could use some rain. that front probably will not bring us rain. it will knock the temperatures back down. i will detail all that coming up in just a bit. but now we want to see if the traffic is moving smoothly. here is kim dacey. >> things looking very nice so far on this purple friday. there is one incident to talk about. first i want to show you some live drive times. six minutes on 95 north between the beltway -- between 100 and the beltway. no delays at all to report. this is harford road. you can see there is some fog out there as you head out the door. this is 95 just north of the beltway. we do have the report of a vehicle fire in the white marsh area. it does not appear to be affecting traffic. traffic seems to be moving just fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a multimillion-dollar lawsuit in howard county. a family claims the school board did not step in when the child became a victim of bullying. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more on this story. >> the family is suing for three counts of defamation of constitut
now! >> hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. a shocking political poll in new york state. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. conservative carl paladino backed by the tea party is running for governor against new york attorney general andrew cuomo whose father used to be the governor of the state. paladino is running on a mad as hell ticket saying he will dismantle what he calls the corrupt legislature in albany. >> by now, i think you're seeing the difference between me and my competitors. one wants to clean up albany with a whisk broom. the other, he might even use a mop. me, i'll clean out albany with a baseball bat. >> whoa! now, a few months ago, carl paladino was considered a fringe guy, a man who had virtually no chance to be governor of new york. listen to this, brand new poll among likely voters shows paladino just six points behind mr. cuomo. 49-43. that's beyond shocking. and he's shaking up the empire state big time. there's no question that after california, new york state is the most chaotic government in the country. new york
eight more houses. >> they saved us. >> her house was in direct line of firefighters ' powerful water blast. >> my mom was in the house and she said she heard a loud noise and so she gathered herself and my nieces and went outside and couldn't see anything but black. >> reporter: behind the black, this man's house. >> my wife called me. i'm in dc. >> he said his wife arrived from wal-mart just in time to see the flames and people evacuating. >> i was asleep an they woke me up and i came outside. >> no one was hurt and no one was inside the three houses destroyed but a few people suffered smoke inhalation in the area. he says his house didn't stand a chance giving the proximity to the house that caught on fire. >> the rate of spread when houses are this close is a concern to us and we attempt to provide coverage as best we can. turnly when you look at the lightweight construction it presents a unique challenge for us. >> the cause of the fire remains under investigation. while no one was hurt in the fire, several families did lose their pets to the blaze. >>> the first woman to be exec
attacks a cover-up. sparking outrage and a walkout by the u.s. delegation. we'll have reaction from the white house. >>> caught on tape. a vicious girl fight, as one of the girls' moms appears to egg her on. why the cheers ended with charges of abuse. >>> come on, elmo. don't you want to play? >> too sexy for "sesame street"? why the children's show pulled the plug on katy perry's appearance. is it the kids? or the parents? >> there's a lot of excitement around our dinner table last night. when i told the girls that elmo and grover will be here to talk about that story, they cheered. harper wanted elmo's autograph. i'm not sure. he's only 3. >> i don't know if that can happen. perks of the job. >>> a lot 06 ground to cover in the meantime. hundreds of homes have been evacuated after flooding in wisconsin and minnesota. a state of emergency has been declared in both states. and the national guard is now sandbagging, bracing against more bad weather today. and then, there's a new tropical storm that could be heading toward the gulf. it's expected to become a hurricane later tonight. s
is following the story for us and joins us now with more. sara? >> reporter: tony and allison, fire crews worked late into the evening putting out hot spots at the scene. the fire spread pretty quickly, and firefighters from manassas, prince william county and manassas park were called in to help. officials believe the fire started in the house in the middle and it burned to the ground. >> reporter: this view from sky fox shows you the devastating nature of this fire, three homes side by side up in flames. scores of firefighters virtually powerless to stop it before the damage was done. investigators believe the fire started in the middle house then quickly spread in both directions. >> it's beyond the expression of words. >> reporter: two people did suffer minor injuries. one woman was in shock because of the sight of seeing her home destroyed. >> we got outside, everybody. >> reporter: but the memories, everything inside was destroyed. >> they couldn't save anything. >> reporter: the flames and heat spreading quickly. >> with much fire you need a lot of water and a lot of hoses, a lot o
. >> has been disturbing and unnerving. as a single wireman, i use this park to walk. >> he was riding his bike home from work. >> we want to make sure that there is closure. bmi did he show any remorse to you? >> i do not think i saw any of that. >> eric foreman was stoic. he quietly repeated his name. his attorney had no comment. the police chief said the motive that night was or robbery. >> we have knowledge that he had association with a gang. >> the affidavit rabat -- reveals a sherman was shot six times with a gun that we used by a gang member used in a shooting that day before. godleski's family was in court. >>> facebook was offline pet delay. the outage hit worldwide as well. this is the second straight day that facebook has had a glitch. a company spokesman said yesterday's problem was not related to today's. >>> two stars have been bumped up to series' regulars for "grey's anatomy." >> it tends to bring them close or drive them apart. i think there is little bit of both of that. >> also coming up, derrick will receive a surprise visit from his sister. >>> tonight hundreds gather
in northern virginia after an audit uncovered tons of extra money not being used. a four month audit by a team of cpas found hundreds of millions of dollars in accounts that has not been spent. that money is from years offal kateed funds in a carry over account. the governor wants to move ahead with planned projects quickly. >> i want to get the hot lanes on 95 build as soon as possible. we're trying to get that done, it makes no sense to have hot lanes from tysons to the mixing bowl to run into another traffic jam. you have to get them built from the 14th street bridge south. that's a top priority. >> vdot spends $3.3 billion a year constructing and maintaining the highways and secondary roads in the commonwealth. >>> stephen colbert appears on capitol hill this morning, testifying about immigration before a house committee. we get more from fox 5's sherri ly on capitol hill. he's there for a serious reason today. >> reporter: he is, but when people say stephen colbert is testifying, it's like insert joke here, but this is a serious issue. he is testifying on capitol hill today. it has drawn
's friday, that meaas it's your turn to sound off on oor facebook page about anything you wan.ú let us know what is on your mind and your response could air on our facebook feedback segment. already comments coming in. just go toú facebook.com/baltimore to becom3 a fan and join the conversation. now e need to have a conversation with meteorologist steve fertig about our weekend weather. -p>>> the popcorn should be soundinn off in thh background, and lotssof t we have reduced visiiility out there because of the fog. temperatures out there pretty mild. i don't think you will mind that part. we are starting at 72 degrees throughout the area. 70 in salisbury and 59 in hagerstown. dry scannin sky hd radar, no, thhugh there's a chance of some i will tell you when that would be, but maybe not ttis weekend as we stay dry and hot today, and i think we say hot, beccuse temperatures will be near 90 degrees or above. the record is 95 as we get close to it. cooler ir is on the way for the ú%ld front for the weekend. i will let you know how much cooler, near record high for today and in the low 90s a
maryland becomes another state among dozens banning the use of hand held phones. every single driver in maryland must avoid calls or use a hands free headset. the new law in addition to a ban on texting while driving that took effect last years means a small boost. >> weather watch today. a hot, hot day by our second day of fall standards. we tied the old record at least. so far we know we hit 95 that was the old record from 1970. take a look. 97 frederick. d.c. pushing 100. over on the eastern shore not anything cooler. right now temperatures still feeling like the mid 9:s every but annapolis where there is bay breeze giving you a break. the entire east coast clear now. that's our cool front will begin to bring us relief into the day tomorrow. the rest of the evening hot and sticky. tropical 90s. and eventually into the weekend we're talking two different shots of cooler air that will make things feel different by sunday. details coming up. >> thanks a lot. >>> tomorrow the baltimore county police department and the drug enforcement administration will be collecting potentially dang
. they will meet sometime before november's general elections. >>> a u.s. delegation walked out when iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad said many people in the u.s. government were responsible for the 9/11 attacks. earlier, president barack obama urged world leaders to move ahead for the quest in the middle east. >>> we can have an agreement that will have an iependent, sovereign state of palestine living in peace with israel. >> president obama also revealed he plans to visit india and indonesia in november. >>> the most recent tax cuts enacted under president bush were the most sweeping tax cuts in a generation. if the cuts expire, every income level would expect significant tax increases next year. >>> stephen colbert is set to testify on capitol hill today. why he is considered an expert witness. >>> what may have sparked a raging fire that destroyed three townhomes and damaged five others in northern virginia. >>> 72 degrees. a hazy, muggy start to your friday morning. we'll be back with the latest on your forec right here ithis neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and ha
that the u.n. that the u.s. government might have or restricted the 9/11 terrorist attacks. -- might have orchestrated the 9/11 terrorist attacks. steve handelsman has the latest. >> world leaders and president obama reacted strongly. the iranian president ahmadinejad made a speech yesterday. >> it was offensive. it was hateful. and, particularly, for him to make this statement here in manhattan was inexcusable. >> of course the u.s. government is a cassette -- is upset. again, today, ahmadinejad claimed that some of the u.s. government orchestrated 9/11, which he emphasized that led to many more muslim deaths. >> we're saddened that people were killed in 9/11. hundreds of thousands of people were killed and our region as a result. >> why bring that up now? >> it appealed -- it deflects from the nuclear issue. >> western all of rage today. >> bizarre, offensive. >> it might actually help. the iranian president said that in ron might actually offered to meet with major powers next week -- iran might actually offer to meet with major powers next week to end the standoff over the nuclear pro
/11. mahmoud ahmadinejad claims most people in the world believe the u.s. was behind the terror attack and as manuel gallegus reports, today, president obama fired back. >> reporter: president obama has strong words for iran's leader. >> it was offensive and hateful. >> reporter: the president is slamming mahmoud ahmadinejad for suggesting the u.s. government was behind the 9/11 attacks to prop up israel. the iranian president made the comment at the united nations on thursday. >> particularly for him to make the statement here in manhattan, just a little north of ground zero, where families lost their loved ones. for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable. >> reporter: mahmoud ahmadinejad claims that most of the world and most americans are suspicious about what happened here at ground zero. and says the u.s. government used 9/11 to justify two wars. >> under the pretext of that event, two countries were invaded. and up until now, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed as a result. >> reporter: president obama insists mahmoud ahmadinejad doesn't represent the peop
the ball rolling for girls of hope. they show us the minimakeover the young men are getting. >> reporter: something is cooking and it's extra special. really a recipe that has been prepare the for months, a lot of hard work, and a pinch of love. you see for months girls hope has been getting the guest treatment but now they want to return the flavor. >> because the boys were so generous and kind to nominate the girls that we could step up and do something really special for them. >> reporter: the boys she is referring to are the boys of boys hope and this is evan towns. >> we had an opportunity to bring -- opportunity for a fresh start. >> reporter: things started off pretty good for evan in elementary school. but when he got to middle school. >> boys started picking on me. pretty bad choice. also my grades were not up to par. it was like i didn't understand the work and i wasn't getting help. >> reporter: providing a fresh start is what boys hope is all about. >> i started asking questions. i started asking for help. anybody would or did anything to me i would notify the teacher let the
. let's move on. he kind of wants to take us back in history. that's done w. let's start a new patten. >> reporter: in old town, alexandria, blocks from the confederate soldiers staff too chew concern about striking the right balance between paying homage to the tate's history and being sensitive and forward moving. >> i thought it was backwards and going opposite of where we are trying to go. >> i think he should have made a wiser decision because you see the world is diversion so for him making the move we don't want to be racial to anyone. we need to stick together. >> reporter: in alexandria, 9 news now. >> the new name takes effect on april 2011. so what do you think? is marking the civil war in virginia an improvement over confederate history month or does a rose by any other name smell just as sweet or as bitter, whatever the case. share your thoughts with mcginty's mail bag. the address is mailbag@wusa9.com. >>> this just in. a case of going bad to worse and fast. in dc, a driver lost control of his car. the car ran off the road and, as you can see there, it ran smack in to a
>>> welcome back to fox 45 morning newss i'm patrice harris. let us know what is on your mind and your ressonse coull air in our faceeook feedback egment. just go to fce fan aad join the conversation. >>> let head into our weekend forecast as we head into our home game weekend. >>> ravens are openiig at ome and at thht time it will be very comfortable and very nice.ú in the meantime we will be ú% will be close. we have fog to deal with this as we haae moisture in place and that contributes to the there, be aware that could be reduced visibility in spots. 72 in baltimore and 68 in salisbury, and 78 hagerstown. we averageearound 70 across the ssate and not seeing a whole lot innthe way of rain, certaiiny. that is not in fact in our forecast today. most of that stays well o he north and out of our way. aa we climb to 87 eggres, it's we will get he fog and ennoy -lenty of sunshine. mostly cleer still after getting to the hiih of 93 degrees. we will see if we can get to the record of 95 later. what is happening on the roadways right now? cooke who has a check on the lauree
, back to you. >>> police say he is one of the best dressed robbers. he is behind bars. linda so joins us. you can thank the homeowner he thought it would be a good with the after a previous robbery and got cameras. thanks to the images there were a number of tips and make a quick arrest. the preppy robber can be seen sizing up this home. the video shows him carrying out the goods through the front door. they arrested jeremy hall. they found other stolen ideas from montgomery county homes. the homeowner is nad he incested in the cameras. >> i got home and found the window broken -- he had invested in the cameras. >> i got home and found the window open. >> the person who investigationsed hall will get a reward. >>> police believe that this man is responsible for a number of sexual assaults in the woodlawn area. the 24-year-old faces charges including sex offenses and indecent exposures. it started with an assault at monica please. the second was july 24th when they were called out for an attempted rape. a sketch was released and last week officers on routine patrol happened to find a man
safety. be more careful when you cook in the kip and use outdoor grills and never leave them going and walk away. >>> now an update on a woman charged with animal cruelty after her dog died in a hot car. catherine washington now faces 18 months probation and during that time she can't own any pets. that was the sentence handed down bay district court judge in frederick. she pleaded guilty to animal cruelty after her 14-year-old yellow lab died in july. she left the dog in a car with the windows down while she went in to costco to buy pet supplies. the outside air on that day 104 degrees. >>> right now in largo, friends and family are holding a vigil for the maryland senate candidate hit and killed while riding her bike last sunday. she was the green party candidate. she was hit on sunday morning while riding her bike and she died one day later. police have not charged the driver who hit her yet. >>> the military's policy of don't ask, don't tell takes a hit from a federal judge. it's about the case of a former major margaret witt. the pentagon gave her a discharge under the don't a
turk is tracking the high temperatures for us. bob? >> cooling rain. might see some next week. for the time being, just a hot afternoon. and a hot evening. but it's going to be a lot cooler this weekend. take a look at these numbers. today, we tied the record that was set back in 1970. that was 95 degrees. and that's where we are this afternoon. got to 95. the average high is only 76. average low is only 53. so far today, 95, 70. but i promise you, by the weekend, much cooler temperatures. there we go. 1970. by the way, yesterday in 1970, it was 98 degrees. so that was the hot year. and this year, well, i guarantee, when you see much cooler temperatures. this may be the last 90-degree day we say this year. hopefully. >> all right, bob. thank you. >>> a bizarre crash in whitemarsh leaves a woman dead. tonight, police say they know what led up to the accident. skysky eye chopper 13 over the scene of the parking lot in whitemarsh mall. police say yesterday, a 22-year- old woman was caught shoplifting inside ika. workers in the store took her name and then released her. moments la
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